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AGUSTÍN SANTOLAYA AND ÁLVARO PALACIOS JOIN IN A CHARITY TASTING OF WINES WITH THE VISION MUNDI FOUNDATION TO RAISE FUNDS AGAINST BLINDNESS
13.03.2017
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On Thursday, February 9th a charity tasting of wines took place at the Círculo Logroñés of Logroño in favour of the Vision Mundi Foundation, an NGO from La Rioja to fight against blindness.

The Collegue of Economist of La Rioja, the Círculo Logroñés and the Vision Mundi Foundation organized this charity tasting for 160 people in collaboration with Bodegas RODA, Bodegas Palacios Remondo, La Rioja Turismo, Tonelería Murúa and CaixaBank in order to raise funds for a scholarship training program for ophthalmologists in Africa. There is also a zero line in the cc: ES23 2038 4300 5160 00 206605.

Agustín Santolaya, from Bodegas RODA and Álvaro Palacios, from Bodegas Palacios Remondo, delighted the public with their knowledge and experiencies about wine tasting three of their wines: Santolaya the “tempranillos” CORIMBO I 2011 (Ribera del Duero), RODA 2012 and RODA I 2007 (Rioja); and Palacios the “garnachas” Gratallops Vi de Vila 2014 (Priorat), La Montesa 2014 and Propiedad 2012 (Rioja).

The ophthalmologist from La Rioja Dr. Julio Yangüela Rodilla, current president of the Spanish Society Against Blindness in Developing Countries, founded in 2003 in Logroño the Vision Mundi Foundation, specialized in training local professionals. In 2016 Vision Mundi has already treated more than 67.000 people in Bolivia, Paraguay, Peru, Kenya, Cameroon, Burkina-Faso and Tanzania in projects carried out 100% by local staff.

During the tasting, Yangüela spoke about the impact related to restore the eyesight as a tool to fight against poverty. In the World, there are 280 million of people with severe eyesight problems the 90% in poor countries. The 80% of these cases are treatable/preventable at very low cost.


 
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